Taxonomic investigations on Braconidae (Hymenoptera) fauna of Bitlis Nemrut Caldera and its around

Abstract : 

In order to determine Braconidae fauna of Turkey, adult specimens of Braconidae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) were collected from various habitats of Bitlis Nemrut Caldera and its around using Malaise and light traps and sweeping nets among 2013 and 2016. The Nemrut volcano or the Nemrut Stratovolcan include the second largest crater lake in the world. The Bitlis Nemrut Mountain Caldera was regarded as a biodiversity center in 2002 and has been declared a natural area. Because it is hosting different plant and animal species. In this research were recorded height, coordinates and dominant plant genus as ecological information of the working area. Obtained material was prepared according modern taxonomic rules and appropriately labeled. Relevant literature and comparison material available in our collection was used for taxonomical examiation of the material collected. The altitudes and coordinates of localities, collection dates are given. In total, 39 species belonging 12 genera of 9 subfamilies are reported for the studied region. Opius (Utetes) curtipectus (Fischer, 1958) is new to the fauna of Turkey


Keyword : 

Stratovolcano, Nemrut Caldera, Bitlis, Braconidae, Hymenoptera


Author(s) : , A. Beyarslan, F. Şahin
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